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Montserrat, Wine & Olive Oil Tour

MONTSERRAT, WINE & OLIVE OIL TOUR

Premium Experience with an Olive Oil and a Winemaker

Private visits with the farm owners

High-end tastings of organic food and wine

Authentic experience off the tourist radar

Description

Join our Montserrat, Wine & Olive Oil Tour and prepare for a very special day visiting 2 fantastic locations and tasting some of the finest olive oils and wines of the region. In the morning, we’ll take you to an olive oil farm where you’ll meet the owner of the place, a renowned olive oil taster who will take you around the farm and tell you about its 500 years of history. You’ll learn about the varieties of olives they grow and how they produce an exceptional and very rare olive oil. Then, you’ll have an olive tasting where you will taste 3 of the most emblematic olive oil varieties of the region. After the tasting, you will enjoy a traditional Catalan meal prepared and served by a skilled private chef, and made using ingredients from the farm. And, of course, you will be invited to pair your dishes with the olive oils previously tasted, and with some of the finest wine of the region. In the afternoon, we’ll take you to a small-scale organic winery producing the most fantastic aged red wines. You’ll get a special tasting-visit from the owner of the winery where you’ll taste the wines as they are aging.  You’ll start from the previous harvest, before tasting the wine aging in the oak barrel (or other recipients such as clay or granite that are used at the winery). Finally, you’ll taste all those wines at the end of their cycle, once they've become top wines after years of aging.​ Prepare yourself for a warm welcome, and to get a really unique experience. We've offered this experience since 2018, and we are amazed at how incredible it went and at the wonderful feedback we get. We've seen wine collectors drop a tear during the wine tasting, and people with more limited wine or olive oil knowledge learn and enjoy lots from both visits. Because both the olive oil farm and the winery owners are so dedicated and patient, they are working wonders at making the visits super custom and fit to everyone who comes with an interest in learning about and tasting some of the best wines and olive oils of the region.

Montserrat Visit

It is possible to fit in a 1-hour visit to the Montserrat mountain (with either a short trekking or a visit to the Montserrat monastery) to this experience. Please request if you’re interested.

Details

Starting Time: 10:30 a.m.

Length: 8 hours 

Available: Monday to Saturday

Inclusions

-- 8-hour private experience guided by an expert in local wine and food

-- Transportation with pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation

-- Exclusive Visit of the Olive Oil Farm with the owner of the farm, including:

       - Expert-guided Olive Oil Tasting (minimum 3 tastings)

       - Private Lunch served at an exceptional location at the farm

       - Fantastic Olive Oil and Wine Pairing available for lunch

-- Exclusive Visit of a small-scale boutique winery with the owner of the winery, including:

    - Exclusive Tasting of Aging Wines: Includes a minimum of 3 tastings

    - Exclusive Tasting of the 3 top-quality wines from the winery, paired with wonderful local produce

​-- Authentic premium locations that you won't find in any other tours 

  • How do I book an experience?
    Request a booking: On each of our experiences pages, you will find a request button leading to a contact form. Simply complete the form and we’ll get back to you with further information and a quote. A partial or full payment is always required to confirm your booking.
  • Do you offer small-group tours?
    At the moment, we only offer fully private experiences. However, we're working on multi-day trips that will be made available on a small-group tour basis. To learn more about it and when we launch that new format, make sure to sign up to our Newsletter.
  • Do you accept large groups?
    Yes, we accept groups up to 60 people. For groups over 20 people, we recommend booking well in advance as we will modify our experiences to better adapt to your group size. Please fill up our request form and we'll get back to you with a personalized offer.
  • What if I have dietary restrictions?
    We are very comfortable when it comes to adapting our menus and food offerings. We can cater to all types of dietary restrictions, preferences and allergies. Please add a note to your request and we'll confirm we can cater to you before booking.
  • What should I bring?
    Comfortable clothes and shoes, and depending on the season and expected weather, sun protection and a rain jacket when rain is expected. We will provide everything else for the experience. So, bring your best smile and get ready to enjoy!
  • How can I customize my experience?
    Each and every one of our experiences will be personalized to your tastes, needs and previous experiences. We customize our itineraries and visits for our customers thanks to a quick process of customization that takes place right after booking.
  • What is the minimum age?
    Although we welcome children all ages for this experience, we would recommend it for children aged 14+. See instead our Private Cooking Class in Barcelona for children of all ages, as well as our Montserrat, Wine & Olive Oil Tour for children over 8 years old.
  • Who is this experience suitable for?
    Groups of friends and couples willing to experience a unique food tour in Barcelona. Companies are welcome too.
  • What is the minimum age?
    We welcome children of all ages, however, this definitely isn't our most children-friendly experience. We would recommend instead our Farm To Table Cooking Experience for children of all ages, as well as our Montserrat, Wine & Olive Oil Tour for children over 8 years old.
  • Who is this experience suitable for?
    Families, groups of friends and couples willing to experience a wine tour in the Penedes. Students and companies are welcome too.
  • What is the minimum age?
    We welcome children of all ages, however, our regular format that includes the boutique winery isn't the most children-friendly experience. Instead, we can offer you to skip the winery and visit the Olive Oil Farm together with the Montserrat mountain visit. Success guaranteed for the whole family! Otherwise, our Private Cooking Class in Barcelona as well as our Farm To Table Cooking Experience will be enjoyed by children of all ages.
  • Who is this experience suitable for?
    Families, groups of friends and couples willing to experience a unqieu Montserrat experience. Students and companies are welcome too.
  • Who is this experience suitable for?
    Families, groups of friends and couples willing to experience a unique farm to table cooking class in Barcelona. Students and companies are welcome too.
  • What if I am not an expert cook?
    Our cooking experiences are suitable for all levels. Make sure you let us know about your level, especially if you’re experienced in the kitchen, as we have many available options to further dive into Catalan cuisine and cook complex dishes.
  • Can I choose what we will cook?
    Yes, of course! During the customization process, we'll send you a menu suggestion with several seasonal options for each course for you to create a unique menu.
  • What is the minimum age?
    Our cooking experiences are children friendly, which means there is no minimum age required to participate. Children aged 0 to 3 years old may join for free if a baby seat is available and as long as there is space available in the vehicle offered for the experience. If there is no space available and we need to use a larger vehicle, an extra fee will be required. Note that no food or drinks are included for babies 0 to 3 years joining for free in our experiences. Parents will need to make their own arrangements to take care of their babies and will be fully responsible for them during the duration of the experience.
  • Do you accept credit cards?
    We accept credit cards only for online payments. We do not have a credit card terminal, so if you still need to pay something the day of the experience please bring some cash with you.
  • When should I do the experience?
    During the experience, we show you and tell you many things about the local lifestyle in Barcelona. We often give personal recommendations or tips to dive in the local life that many of our guests enjoy during the next days of their stay. That’s why we recommend you to book our experiences at the beginning of your stay in Barcelona.
  • Where can I find the price of the experience?
    To receive a quote, you first need to contact us through our request form and fill in all the details needed.
  • Can I just show up on the day of the experience?
    No, only bookings arranged by email with us and following our terms and conditions will guarantee you an experience with us.
  • What happens if the weather is bad?
    All our experiences happen rain or shine. In case of anticipated rain, try to bring with you a raincoat and appropriate clothes. We will always try to make our best to adapt the experience to any external conditions. We would only cancel a booking if the weather could be dangerous (storm or natural disaster, very unlikely!). In the case we can not reschedule and decide to cancel the tour, we would fully refund you.
  • What is your cancelation policy?
    If Barcelona Slow Travel has to cancel an experience for any reason, all amounts paid by the customer to Barcelona Slow Travel will be fully refunded. If the cancellation is made by the customer 48 hours or less before the beginning of the experience, or in the case of a no-show, Barcelona Slow Travel will not issue any refund. If the cancellation is made more than 48 hours and less than 15 days before the beginning of the experience, 50% of the total price of the experience will be refunded to the customer by Barcelona Slow Travel. In case the customer and Barcelona Slow Travel find a common agreement, a change of date can be offered to the customer for a small extra amount. If the cancellation is made more than 15 days before the beginning of the experience, 80% of the total price of the experience will be refunded to the customer by Barcelona Slow Travel. In case the customer and Barcelona Slow Travel find a common agreement, a change of date can be offered to the customer for a small extra amount (or at no extra charge in some cases, when the cancelation is made well in advance). Exceptions: for most sights entrances, the cancellation policies are very strict and the bookings cannot be modified or refunded. In those cases of private tours including sights, the entrances already booked cannot be refunded by Barcelona Slow Travel to the customer.

What they say about this experience:

"Beyond Montserrat Tour We enjoyed an amazing day with Guillermo and Cristina. They picked us up at our hotel (even accommodating a last minute time change) and took us to a fabulous winery and olive grove. It was a beautiful place, where we met the most fun and dedicated olive growers and vintners. We loved the wine so much we had to ship some home! The views were amazing, the knowledge they shared amazing, and the entire experience there was fantastic. Thank you so much for a perfect day! We loved it!" ~ Kristin "Guillermo and Marta made our day so special with their Montserrat olive oil and wine tour. I had a special request they were happy to accommodate, and it is safe to say the experience we had that day is something my fiancé and I will remember forever." ~ Matthew P.

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